Dear Family and Friends:
2021 marks our 9th year of participating in the Magnolia Run for The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, on behalf of Ansley and Scottie!
So many of you reading this have been there, by our side, each and every year and we are so thankful for YOU! As most of you know, Scottie and Ansley have battled Epilepsy for most of their life. As they both enter the world of adulthood, their needs are changing and the support and services provided by the Epilepsy Foundation will be even more critical to their world as they enter this new phase of life. Hopefully, through science and research (funded by events like The Magnolia Run), we will one day find the magic drug or better yet, "a cure" that allows our kids to live a seizure-free life. That is our hope, that is our dream and it is a primary goal for all of the fundraising that we do with the Foundation. And while donations are critical to funding the research and programs, these events are also focused on raising awareness and support for these brave kids who carry the weight of this medical condition every day of their life.
When: Saturday, August 21st
Where: King and Queen Building Complex (4 Concourse Parkway)
What: 5k or 1 mile fun run, food, face painting, entertainment fun giveaways and an opportunity to contribute to your own personal health and wellbeing!
AND If you join the Sprinting for Seizures Team and participate in the run, you will get TWO shirts! One to represent our team on the day of the race and one upon completion of the run that represents your generosity and accomplishment.
But wait there's more....
Stop by any of the Lead Hospitality establishments and enjoy a signature cocktail created just for the Magnolia Run! Order the Iris Paloma Cocktail at any of the fine McCray establishments and 100% of the proceeds from the drink will go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia. This includes (McCrays -Smyrna, East Cobb, Midtown, Lawrenceville), The Mill Kitchen and Bar, FoxTrot Liqour Bar and TikiTango
About The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia (EFGA): The EFGA is the only health agency in Georgia dedicated to serving more than 110,000 Georgians living with active epilepsy statewide. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families through community education activities for all age levels and comprehensive set of client service programs. The foundation also reaches out to the community at large to reduce the stigma that is often attached to epilepsy and educate the public on seizure recognition and first aid. It has been a critical resource for families like ours over the years. Please consider donating in addition to the registration fee, if you're able.
COVID hindered our ability to hold the traditional Magnolia Run event in 2020 but we are back for 2021 and we know it will be bigger and better than ever!
Thanks to ALL of you who show up and support our kids every single year. It means the world to us and we are forever grateful.
Amber and Jeff Park, Rachel and Scott McCray, Garry and Lisa Spinks
2021 Magnolia Run & Walk for Epilepsy
Join us Saturday, Augst 21st
Day of Registration begins @ 7am
5K & 1 Mile begin @ 8am
Location: 4 Concourse Pkwy (the green space under the King & Queen buildings)
In order to help EFGA provide vital services and programs for the 110,000 Georgians living with seizure disorders and epilepsy, please consider fundraising for this important cause. We encourage ALL participants and teams to help raise the thermometer and EFGA wants to motivate you with individual and team incentive prizes!
Magnolia Run Fundraising Prizes
$100 – EFGA branded Pop Socket
$250 – EFGA branded Jumbo Flame Magnet + pop socket
$500 – EFGA branded Tumbler + flame magnet + pop socket
$1000 – Magnolia Run Drifit Shirt + tumbler + flame magnet + pop socket
$2500 – EFGA Branded Fleece Blanket + drifit shirt + tumbler + flame magnet + pop socket
$5000 – Team Sign + blanket + drifit shirt + tumbler + flame magnet + pop socket
$10,000 – Chick fila team breakfast Magnolia Run morning & designated team tent (breakfast for 50 people)
******please note, for production time of custom prizes we will take the donation amounts raised on Friday, August 14th
About the Magnolia Run
The Magnolia Run is EFGA's longest running fundraiser, supporting those living with epilepsy in the state of Georgia for 38 years! We cannot express our gratitude enough to the entire epilepsy community! Thank you for the friends and family of loved ones living with epilepsy who continuously support this event! The 2020 Magnolia Run was another HUGE SUCCESS thanks to your support through our virtual event!
The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia (EFGA) is the only health agency in the state dedicated to serving more than 150,000 Georgians in the state who have epilepsy and seizure disorders. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families through community education activities for all age levels and a comprehensive set of client services programs. The foundation also reaches out to the community at large to reduce the stigma that is often attached to epilepsy and educate the public on seizure recognition and first aid.
Through events like the Magnolia Run & Walk, EFGA is able to raise both funds and awareness to assist those living with epilepsy throughout the entire state. The foundation is reliant on the support of the communit and strives to reach all Georgians living with disorder and their families. Learn more about the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia.
• Educational Programs
EFGA provides free educational in-services on seizure recognition/first aid at schools, daycare centers, developmental disability facilities, senior centers and in the workplace.
• Support Groups
Living with a chronic condition is easier when you can share with others who are in a similar situation. The EFGA has 6 support groups meeting on a monthly basis throughout the state. We also offer online e-communities for those with transportation issues.
• StudioE: Art Therapy Program
StudioE offers group art therapy sessions for adults (18+) with epilepsy, allowing them to explore their creativity, meet others with epilepsy and express themselves in an open, accepting and safe group setting. Art is a natural way to communicate, relieve tension and express emotions.
• Information and Referrals
Understanding epilepsy can help to reduce fear and anxiety. We have a wide variety of materials on topics concerning epilepsy including types of epilepsy, treatment options, educational/legal rights and information for caregivers. We can also provide referrals to epilepsy specialists or other agencies that might provide a service not covered by EFGA.
• Emergency Medication Fund
Often people with epilepsy have no insurance coverage and limited financial resources. The EFGA has an emergency medication fund which will provide a one month supply of the seizure control medications per patient per calendar year. Patients are then provided with assistance in enrolling in one of the drug company sponsored medication assistance programs.
All children should have the opportunity to enjoy the experience of summer camp. EFGA offers camps which are staffed with counselors trained in seizure recognition/first aid, and also a full-time medical staff. We also provide camp scholarships for children whose families have limited financial resources.
Often times people with epilepsy face barriers in the workplace, in educational institutions and in the legal arena. EFGA works to advise its clients of their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws. We also advocate for increased funding of epilepsy research through the National Institutes of Health.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, with sponsorship from UCB, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company with operations in Smyrna, Georgia, has recently launched the EFWorks program in Georgia. EFWorks is a specialized vocational rehabilitation program specifically targeted to Georgians living with epilepsy who are seeking employment.
Lead Hospitality Group donated $17,280.00 August 18, 2021
Ascend Medical donated $500.00 August 20, 2021
The Haley Family donated $500.00 August 20, 2021 ... "You both are so brave. Keep fighting. We love you! "
Tressa Bell donated $500.00 August 21, 2021
anonymous donated $500.00 August 25, 2021 ... "Rockstar kiddos!…..and families!🥰"
anonymous donated $375.00 July 13, 2021
The Kardian Family donated $250.00 July 12, 2021 ... "Let’s go Scottie and Ansley!!"
Sandy and John Benz donated $200.00 August 3, 2021 ... "You’ve got this! "
The Howard Family donated $180.00 August 18, 2021
Uncle Bob and Aunt Debbie donated $150.00 August 4, 2021 ... "We're with you all the way!"
Sally Hearn donated $100.00 September 10, 2021
The Munn Family donated $100.00 August 1, 2021 ... "We’ll be there to cheer y’all on! Looking forward to it. "
The Shefrins donated $100.00 July 30, 2021
Bond Family donated $100.00 August 17, 2021 ... "We love you Ansley ❤️"
Jon-Paul & Millicent Croom donated $100.00 August 3, 2021
The Rogers donated $100.00 August 17, 2021 ... "Wish we could be there! "
Rhame Family donated $100.00 August 17, 2021 ... "Always praying for y’all! 🙏🏼"
Kait donated $100.00 August 17, 2021 ... "For my best girl ❤️"
Rocky donated $100.00 July 12, 2021
Carly Williams donated $100.00 August 17, 2021
anonymous donated $100.00 August 17, 2021
The Bernstein Family donated $75.00 August 19, 2021 ... "Sorry we can't run with you but we are there in spirit! "
Michelle Nathan donated $50.00 August 21, 2021 ... "Ansley- I am so impressed with your strength, positive attitude and desire to make a difference in the loves of others. "
Kristen Elley donated $50.00 August 18, 2021
Kimmie donated $50.00 August 21, 2021 ... "Happy race day! "
anonymous donated $50.00 August 4, 2021 ... "Good luck in your fundraising! "
Dixie donated $50.00 August 12, 2021 ... "Hope this is the best year yet!! "
The Myers donated $50.00 August 18, 2021
Rhonda Trontz-Allen donated $25.00 August 9, 2021
Carla Miller donated $20.00 August 18, 2021
Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia is a 501 (c) (3) EIN: